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John Barber, one of 100 convicts transported on the Chapman, 12 April 1826
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||23rd August, 1803
|Date of Death:
||4th October, 1870
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Norfolk, Town and Borough of Great Yarmouth, Session of Oyer and Terminer, Peace and Gaol Delivery
12th April, 1826
7th October, 1826
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 99 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 3
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Rella Barber on 1st May, 2016 wrote:
Original sentence was death by hanging, commuted to 14 years… Was his 2nd offence (Burglary; Housebreaking and stealing bundles of rope).
1st offence 1820 Larceny, convicted and punished to 3 weeks gaol and whipped.
Future Father in Law, Edward Tilley was transported for 7 years in 1824 (2 years earlier) on board the same Transport ship, “Chapman”.
william barber on 9th April, 2017 wrote:
rumour had it that after getting his freedom that he sank a boat owned by a former master of him by the name of king. Boat was anchored off Swansea awaiting unloading the next morning and was not manned.
He married Amelia Tilley the daughter of another convict Edward Tilley. He is buried at Llandarf near Barbers River outside Swansea. He and Amelia had 12 children
Convict Changes History
Maria Kafaltis on 16th April, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 23rd August, 1803, gender, crime
Rella Barber on 1st May, 2016 made the following changes:
date of death: 4th October, 1870 (prev. 0000)
william barber on 9th April, 2017 made the following changes: